Heat Cable Contractor in Salt Lake City

While Utah may have the ‘Greatest Snow on Earth,’ heavy snowfall and ice accumulating on your roof can cause several problems for you and your home. By adding heating cables to your roof, you can help prevent these problems as well as possible injuries from falling snow or ice. With almost 30 years of experience in roofing and dealing with Utah snow, our team at M&M Gutters is ready to install heat cables on your home today.

Roof Heat Cable Installation

Heating cables should be installed by experienced roofing contractors to ensure they are done correctly. Otherwise, you still risk damage to your roof or injury to loved ones if the cables fail due to improper installation. For professional roof heat cable installation in Salt Lake City, contact the roofing experts at M&M Gutters.

What Are Heating Cables?

A heat cable for a roof is an electrical wire that can be heated up during snowfall to prevent snow and ice from accumulating on the edges of your roof.

Different Types of Heat Cables

You can get two types of heating cables for your roof: self-regulating and constant wattage.

Self-regulating heat cables produce heat based on the temperature around them. This means that if one section is warmer than another, the first section of the cable won’t heat up as much as the cooler section because it doesn’t need to.

On the other hand, constant-wattage heating cables produce consistent, stable heat throughout the entire cable to ensure it is equally distributed along the line.

During your roof heat cable installation in Salt Lake City, our team can help you decide which type of heating cable is best for your home and needs.

Roof Heat Cable Installation

Heating cables should be installed by experienced roofing contractors to ensure they are done correctly. Otherwise, you still risk damage to your roof or injury to loved ones if the cables fail due to improper installation. For professional roof heat cable installation in Salt Lake City, contact the roofing experts at M&M Gutters.

What Are Heating Cables?

A heat cable for a roof is an electrical wire that can be heated up during snowfall to prevent snow and ice from accumulating on the edges of your roof.

Different Types of Heat Cables

You can get two types of heating cables for your roof: self-regulating and constant wattage.

Self-regulating heat cables produce heat based on the temperature around them. This means that if one section is warmer than another, the first section of the cable won’t heat up as much as the cooler section because it doesn’t need to.

On the other hand, constant-wattage heating cables produce consistent, stable heat throughout the entire cable to ensure it is equally distributed along the line.

During your roof heat cable installation in Salt Lake City, our team can help you decide which type of heating cable is best for your home and needs.

Benefits of Heat Cables

There are several benefits of adding a heat cable to your roof. Heat cables are installed in a zigzag pattern throughout the lower colder section of the roof to prevent the water from freezing and leading to further issues. One of the main benefits of doing roof heat cable installation in Salt Lake City is listed below.

How Heat Cables Prevent Ice Dams and Protect the Home

The part of your roof that extends out from the edge is typically colder than the rest of the roof. This means that when the upper section warms up due to your home heating system, snow will melt and run down toward the cooler area by your gutters. Once this water hits the colder section, it can refreeze, causing problems with frozen pipes, water damage, and even ice dams.

Preventing Ice Dams and Damage to Roofing Systems

If there are several days worth of snow melting and refreezing on your roof, it can slowly build up into an ice dam. This blockage is problematic, as the ice buildup can get under shingles and push them up, which ruins the shingles and allows water to get under them and into your attic space.

Using heating cables to prevent ice dams is helpful because it only targets the problematic areas, so you won’t have to worry about heating your entire roof or the extra associated costs. Additionally, ice dams contribute to icicles, which are injury hazards for you and your loved ones. So getting heat cables for your roof also helps keep you safer during the winter months.

Enhancing Energy Efficiency and Reducing Heating Costs

Custom Reviews

See why customers love M&M Gutters and continue to choose us for all their roofing needs.

 

Joe Fernandez
Joe Fernandez
2024-03-19
Had a couple leaking windows and M&M replaced them quick! Found my exterior company!!
Robert Kelleher
Robert Kelleher
2024-03-16
Got gutter covers last year. The wind this year bent a few of the covers but M&M came right out and repaired them at no charge.
Jordan Sorensen
Jordan Sorensen
2024-03-12
Great service! The Prime Rib was perfect. My kids love it! We got an order of cheese fries as an appetizer and the food is out to us before we finish the fries.
Nancy Trouse
Nancy Trouse
2024-02-28
M&M did a fabulous job on my gutters. All the crews were friendly, fast and thorough. The estimator was very helpful, giving me several options on siding and gutters. I would strongly recommend them for your job.
James McCoy
James McCoy
2024-02-23
M&M is an absolutely amazing company in this area of home improvement and services. They were very prompt in scheduling a home visit to give us an estimate. They were right on time for the scheduled appointment. Sergio is one of the finest professionals I have ever met. He is extremely knowledgeable and very thorough in his evaluation of essential work that needs to be done. He is also completely honest. I honestly believe that he treats every customer the way he would treat a member of his own family. I like this man and I like his company. I highly recommend them in all areas of installation, repair and remodeling of the exterior of your home. The office staff is equally as impressive.
Kimberly J
Kimberly J
2024-02-21
Very positive experience - I called in for an estimate but ended up getting great advice on how to solve a non-gutter problem, helpful observations about my roofing, and a bit of complimentary clean-up, too! I'd definitely call this company again.
Monte Ray
Monte Ray
2024-02-20
M&M Gutters did a grest job on my rsin gutters and the flashing on.my facia. More importantly they didn't hesitate to come back to fix a repair. I would recommend them anytime.
Todd Woodbury
Todd Woodbury
2024-02-13
Outstanding company to work with. Love the work they did
s deBry
s deBry
2024-02-07
We had a repair on a gutter done several weeks ago during a dry spell. Once it started raining I noticed there was still a leak behind the gutter. I contacted M&M and they sent someone right out to correct it. I really respect a company who will stand behind their work and do it promptly. Highly recommend them.

Frequently Asked Questions About Roof Heating Cables

How long does heat tape last?

Heat tape is another name for heat cables for a roof. These cables can last between 3 and 5 years before needing to be replaced.

Can I leave my heat tape plugged in?

Some heating cables can stay plugged in at all times because they are designed to, but you’ll need to check your manufacturer’s directions to be sure. If the directions do not indicate that the cable can be continuously plugged in, you should only plug it in when temperatures drop below a specific point.

Why do I need heat tape for my home?

Winters in Utah can be harsh, and we’ve had record-breaking snowfall in the past few years. Adding heating cables to your roof helps prevent snow and ice buildup and reduces the risk of potential injuries.

Trust Our Qualified Contractors for Your Heating Cables

Quote Your Next Project Today!

For professional roof heat cable installation in Salt Lake City, contact M&M Gutters today. We’re ready to take on any roofing issues you have to ensure you always have a good roof over your head.

290 S Redwood Rd Suite B
Salt Lake City, UT 84104, USA

Phone: (801) 280-2222
Email: info@mandmgutters.com
Hours: Mon-Fri: 9 am – 5 pm
Sat-Sun: Closed

Other Services

  • Roof repair and maintenance
  • Rain gutters
  • Soffit and fascia
  • Siding

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